MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Head Start announces, “Handling Your Toddler’s Fussing and Fits,” a free parenting training for expectant parents and parents of infants and toddlers, will be provided with funding support from the United Way of Knox County.
The two-hour session will be held on Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m. at New Hope Early Education Center, 11700 Upper Gilchrist Road, Mount Vernon.
Disciplining a toddler and 2-year old can be very challenging. A parent’s sweet little baby has grown to be a more independent toddler and is starting to exert his or her independence. Often, a toddler’s strong feelings are expressed through tantrums and power struggles. What is a parent to do? In this two-hour interactive training, parents will learn how to handle the “fussing and the fits” by learning about what typical toddler behavior looks like; ways to avoid engaging in power struggles, and how to set up your toddler and yourself for success as you travel through this developmental stage together.
Renee Sutherland, LISW-S, a Certified Conscious Discipline Trainer, is the Child Mental Health Coordinator at Knox County Head Start. She trains teachers and parents to help them “be the best they can be.” She has provided parent trainings since 2005 and most recently has trained the past several years for National Head Start in Dallas, Kansas City and in Nashville. As part of the National Head Start Center of Excellence program, Sutherland has trained Head Start and early childhood education staff throughout Ohio and in several other states. She has trained with Buckley Air Force Base Child Development Centers in Denver, Colo., the Indiana and Ohio Associations for Education of Young Children,the Ohio Head Start Leadership Conference for six years training child care staff in Conscious Discipline, and has presented in Washington D.C. at the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Child care and dinner will be provided during the training. Each attendee will receive $10 to help defray transportation costs. Transportation will be provided if needed, but must be asked for when registering. Limited seating is available. To register for this training, call Knox County Head Start at 397-1344.
Published on June 6, 2012